Scotland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
|Description: A brook, fields, wetlands, northern hardwood forest, and spruce-fir forest are here to explore. The area supports a large variety of fauna including twenty-two kinds of mammals, eighty-six bird species, four species of reptiles, and eleven kinds of amphibians. One area is managed for filed-grown balsams. Trails provide access to the diverse habitats.|
Wildlife to Watch: Moose, black bears, white-tailed deer, porcupines, and fishers live here. Snowshoe hares use the low conifers for cover and winter for age. In the spring, the woods are filled with song. Listen for hermit and wood thrushes, black-and-white warblers, Blackburnian warblers, red-eyed vireos, and rose-breasted grosbeaks. The diverse bird like during the summer includes chestnut-sided warblers, white-throated sparrows, chipping sparrows, magnolia warblers, and ovenbirds. Beaver move in and out of the area, creating wetlands. You may see water-loving birds such as belted kingfishers, great blue herons, wood ducks, and American black ducks feeding in the wetlands. The wetlands also provide nesting habitat for olive-sided and alder flycatchers and northern parula warblers.
Size: 102 acres
Closest Town: Franconia
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